Glad you asked this question. As a previous pool owner, I can personally attest to the fact that it takes some effort to maintain a pool. Spending $50 or so a month for an good pool service is well worth it in my opinion. There are thousands of YouTube "How To" videos out there so you can visually see what all is involved. For your convenience, I posted a link below in the web reference to a Lowe's YouTube that covers the topic well.
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